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7 exciting facts about Saalbach

Mountain biking, hiking, skiing or forgetting about time on an alpine pasture – the spectrum of activities here in Saalbach-Hinterglemm is remarkable. In addition, there is a diverse selection of catering establishments such as alpine huts or restaurants. All in all, one can rightly say that the guests are offered a lot here. But there is much more that can be told about the place and the community of Saalbach-Hinterglemm – exciting facts, for example, that inspire amazement. And encourage vacationers to take a closer look or to engage with the region in a friendly way. We have therefore collected 7 exciting facts about the resort Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

1st bronze medal goes to Saalbach-Hinterglemm

The number 1 stands for the bronze medal won by Hans Enn, a native of Saalbach-Hinterglemm, at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid. His discipline: giant slalom. In this he also became Austrian state champion five times. He is thus the most successful athlete from the resort of Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

2. twice the size of Manhattan

The entire village of Saalbach is about twice the size of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. That’s a fact – even if many people probably can’t really imagine it. In terms of inhabitants, however, Manhattan then shows its true size – 580 times more people live in this neighborhood.

3. winter sports anchored in the coat of arms

On the coat of arms of Saalbach-Hinterglemm are 3 silver balls resting on each other. These point to a documentary mention of St. Nicholas from 1410. In addition, there are two crossed skis and a snow crystal, which inevitably represent the importance of winter sports in Saalbach.

4th Escape Trail in front of alpine scenery

It takes participants an average of 4 hours to complete the Escape Trail “Path of the Smugglers ” – a summer activity in Saalbach that offers a mix of adventure, scavenger hunt and puzzle fun. There are now many Escape games – but certainly not in such an impressive alpine setting as Saalbach-Hinterglemm.

5. five historical treasures

Visitors can admire a total of five listed objects in Saalbach-Hinterglemm – for example during a walk through the community. The five stations to note: Pfarrhof and Wartturm at the village square, Bergerkreuz at the Glemmtaler Landesstraße, Catholic parish church on a hill in the middle of the village, Kreuzkapelle at the eastern entrance to the village.

6. six summer mountain railroads

The following six summer mountain railroads can be used by guests in summer with the Joker Card: Kohlmaisbahn, Schattberg X-press, Schattberg Sprinter, Westgipfelbahn, 12er-Kogel-Bahn and Reiterkogelbahn. The cable cars are the perfect starting point for hikes, mountain bike tours and many other experiences in the mountain world.

7. largest high ropes park in Europe

Eight kilometers – that’s the length of the high ropes course in Saalbach-Hinterglemm. This makes it the largest high ropes park in Europe and offers action for a wide range of fitness levels.

Off to the resort of Saalbach-Hinterglemm!

There are still plenty of facts like these. But of course we can’t and won’t tell you everything about Saalbach-Hinterglemm yet. After all, there’s nothing better than discovering things for yourself. So let’s go to Saalbach-Hinterglemm!